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Moving to Indonesia (Part 5) What to Bring Cont.

Hidupid - You have to decide what to ship to Indonesia and what to leave behind in your home country. You can find storage companies that will keep your valuables for you till you come back. Let’s take a look at what you can move with and what you should leave behind. Personal grooming, perfumes and cosmetics Many foreign brands are imported thus will be expensive while some are manufactured...

Bandung Lifestyle

Hidupid - Who doesn't know the city of Bandung? The city of flowers is famous for nature tourism, art and history. It is also known as a ‘mini Paris’. Surrounded by mountains makes the city of Bandung very picturesque with a cooler climate. Buildings inspired by Dutch architecture increasingly beautify the city of Bandung which is also famous for its education as there are several universities...

5 Unique Dining Experiences in Jakarta

Hidupid - Are you in Jakarta, hungry and bored of ordinary places to eat? Do you want to try something new or even rare to feel some thrill as you fill your stomach? If your answer is yes, here is a list of places you must visit. 1. The Playground This is where you have to go if you’re hungry but still want to have fun like a little child. With the swing-like chairs suspended from the ceiling,...

10 Places to Catch-up with Friends and Family in Jakarta

Hidupid - Are you looking for a great place to catch up with friends and family over a quality meal in Jakarta? Well, we have put together a huge list of great places to eat that we highly recommend! 1. Three Buns Like most of what’s happening among much of Indonesia’s cafes lately, Three Buns also uses the industrial warehouse concept, and in this place you can find entire menu sections...

The City of Jakarta

Hidupid - The capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, is famous as a metropolitan city and for its skyscrapers. The city is adorned by flashy houses. People from all over Indonesia come here to try their luck and make a fortune. Due to the large number of people in Jakarta, there are diverse cultures that have blended together making it a truly cosmopolitan city. The language that is mostly spoken is...

A Simple Guide for Expats in Jakarta

Hidupid - Among thousands of islands in Indonesia, there are five big islands which together consists nearly 92 percent of the land area. The official language of Indonesia is called Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia, lit. Language of Indonesia) which is a variation of Malay. Although local languages are commonly used across the country, you will find locals speaking Indonesian in formal settings. The...

5 Cute Date Spots in Jakarta

Hidupid - For less than $15USD, you can enjoy a special moment for two in a place with refreshing greenery, great food and a warm and inviting atmosphere. Well, these are for you, lovebirds! 1. Twin House Coffee & Garden A perfect garden for picnic sounds a little bit fancy in Jakarta but not impossible. Neither is it  expensive. A garden filled with colourful picnic rugs and low...

A simple Guide for Expats in Surabaya

Hidupid - Among thousands of islands in Indonesia, there are five big islands which together consists nearly 92 percent of the land area. The official language of Indonesia is called Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia, lit. Language of Indonesia) which is a variation of Malay. Although local languages are commonly used across the country, you will find locals speaking Indonesian in formal settings. Among...

Things You Need to Know – Bali

Hidupid - Bali, an island of Gods and Goddesses, where modernity coexists with nature and culture. It's a perfect place to live, but do you know everything you should know before moving there? See our tips below to help you settle in smoothly; The cost There is a thing called kos, a bedsit-type apartment you can afford for 500.000 rupiah for a month or you can several times that amount to live...

Moving to Indonesia (Part 4) – What to Bring

Display, ornamental and high value items Hidupid - Paintings and photographs are appropriate to ship but try to avoid bringing items such as small crystalware, silver and pewter ware, antique items, valuable collections and expensive jewelry. You may need to purchase a safe if you really think you may need it. If you cannot bear to lose an item, leave it at home. Kitchen appliances You may...

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